Water, sewage, leaks, floods or even natural disasters can cause serious mold problems in bank-owned properties. When left unresolved vacant homes in areas with high humidity can quickly succumb to mold infestation. While any mold is a challenge, black mold specifically causes extensive damage, in addition to deterring potential buyers. Often large remediation efforts are needed to make the home habitable again.
Qualified Mold Inspection
Certified is a licensed mold remediation contractor. Once an independent accessor identifies the location and damage, Certified prepares a project strategy and team consisting of a supervisor and experts in mold detection and abatement. Following our core values of Quality, Service and Price, we create a custom strategy based on our client's and project needs.
While building histories are often unavailable for REO properties, Certified is prepared to take on jobs large and small to prepare your property for market. The presence of mold must be resolved before listing to avoid the high risk of health hazards and lawsuits and to fully comply with state law. Once remediation is completed the property will be ready for sale.
NY State Mold Law
As of January 1, 2016: "It is unlawful for any person to engage, advertise or hold themselves out as a mold assessor, remediation contractor, or abatement worker unless they have a valid mold license, issued by the Commissioner, for the type of work they will be performing. Individuals who do so may be subject to a civil penalty."
"The mere presence of mold does not trigger any obligation to obtain an assessment or perform remediation. However, if a property owner does elect to hire either an assessor or remediator, for the purposes of mold assessment or remediation, those individuals must be licensed and follow the requirements in the law."
Certified holds a NY State Remediation License as well as the IICRC Certification. To view more of Certified licenses please review our Certifications page.
Certified is prepared to assess and remove mold from your property in compliance with the Mold Law of 2016.
To get started on your mold remediation project please contact Certified today.
Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals composed of thin, needle-like fibers. Exposure to asbestos causes several cancers and diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis. Asbestos abatement involves the identification, removal, repair and encapsulation of materials or products in a structure to eliminate the threat of exposure to toxic asbestos fibers.
To get started with your asbestos remediation project please contact Certified today.
Lead was an active ingredient in most indoor and outdoor paints prior to 1978, which makes childhood lead poisoning extremely common. Today, lead poisoning is completely preventable through proper lead testing and abatement practices. Our professionals follow safe lead abatement practices to eliminate lead-based hazards. The EPA requires that individuals and businesses who perform lead abatement projects are certified and follow specific work practices.
Lead hazards can become more dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken.
At Certified Management our team has been certified by the EPA to safely remove and reduce lead hazards. We follow all the rules and regulations laid out by the EPA, ensuring quality lead abatement and will provide abatement and remediation solutions for any size job.
To get started with your lead abatement project please contact Certified today.
Certified is experienced and licensed in the safe removal of various biohazards. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to effectively remediate the damage. Our restoration professionals ensure the disinfection and decontamination of properties where traumatic events may have occurred with biohazards such as:
Blood and bodily fluid
Animal waste or remains
To get started with your bio-hazard remediation project please contact Certified today.
Oil Tank Abatement & Removal
Oil tanks can cause a big mess if not taken care of properly. In particular, inactive oil tanks can cause a lot of problems. Both above and below ground tanks contain vents exposing the inside of the tank to outside elements. Overtime, tanks start to collect moisture causing the tank to rust from the inside out. The real problems start to occur when the moisture turns to water and drips to the bottom of the tank. Once the bottom of the tank begins to rust, holes are created allowing oil to spill producing a messy and expensive clean up. This is why removing or abandoning oil tanks is a good idea.
Removing an oil tank and abandoning an oil tank is not the same thing. They both follow the same idea – safely deactivating the danger of oil tanks – but they each have their own process along with environmental issues, cost and effects on property value. To decide which one is best for you, take a look at the pros and cons of each.
Oil Tank Removal: There are a few steps in oil tank removal and it is must be done careful as to not spill any oil. If done correctly, the process should take a few hours. The first thing that is done is removal of the oil. Then the tank will be cut into pieces. Next, any oil sludge and associated oil fill and vent pipes will be removed. If the tank is underground then the final step is to sample the soil to make sure there has been no contamination.
Oil Tank Abandonment: In the oil tank abandonment process, the oil tank is not removed from the ground but rather completely deactivated and removed of all oil. Because this process does not involve removing the tank, restoration to the property is minimal. The first step in this process is to cut the top of the tank off. Next, all oil and oil sludge is safely removed from the tank. Once the tank is clean and empty, then it is filled with sand or gravel. Lastly, all vent pipes and fill pipes are disconnected from the tank.
To get started with your oil tank removal/abandonment project please contact Certified today.